GUWAHATI, Sept 8 – Unidentified miscreants lobbed a grenade at a CRPF patrol party in the busy Paltan Bazar area of the city around 7-45 this evening, killing a CRPF jawan, Bhabani Singh, and injuring five others. The injured have been rushed to the Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) here.
According to police sources, the incident took place near the Paltan Bazar Police Station when a CRPF patrol party was doing its round in this busy city area.
Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup (Metro) Asutosh Agnihotri and City SSP Anand Prakash Tewari rushed to the spot following the incident. The SSP told this correspondent that it is too early to attribute this incident to any of the militant groups.
Investigations into the incident are on and only after completion of the same the police is expected to reveal the identity of the people behind this incident, said the SSP.
The assailants took advantage of darkness and rush of people in the area to commit the crime and to escape unscathed. So far no eye witness has come forward with his or her version on the incident.